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Sports Digest: Shaun White all but wraps up a spot in his fifth Olympics

OLYMPICS Shaun White all but wrapped up a spot in his fifth Olympics on Thursday when he qualified for the finals of a contest in Laax, Switzerland, and his nearest American pursuer failed to move on. White finished fifth in the qualifying round, and Chase Blackwell failed to make it to Saturday’s 12-man final. It …

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Dickson’s New Wave a throwback for video games, collectibles, sports

The owner of New Wave Hobbies, Kenny Long, has worked normal day jobs before, clocking in and out for nearly 10 years.  Long simultaneously sold collectibles online, usually sports cards and video games, in the earliest days of eBay and Craigslist.  “I’ve known this stuff my whole life,” said Long, looking around his Dickson store filled with …

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Beyond Sports: From hoops to hats, an IWU basketball player uses her crocheting skills to help babies in need

Illinois Wesleyan University basketball player Emily Kleffman made the most of her downtime during COVID shutdowns in 2020. Kleffman, a sophomore nursing student from the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, learned to play an instrument and crocheted close to 180 winter hats for babies. In this edition of Beyond Sports, Kleffman said she got hooked …

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Arlington schools update isolation guidelines, end pause on sports, extracurriculars

Arlington Public Schools in Virginia announced updates to its quarantine and isolation guidelines Wednesday. Arlington Public Schools in Virginia announced updates to its quarantine and isolation guidelines Wednesday, adopting the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for staff, but keeping in place a longer isolation period for students. In a message to the …

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FanAI Gives Sports Sponsors Outcome-Based Performance Measurement Tool – Sportico.com

FanAI, a platform pioneering attribution within the sports marketing and business, recently closed a $3 million Series A extension (the company announced an $8 million Series A in November 2019). OneTeam Partners, Wasserman and Tech Coast Angels participated in the latest funding round. Industry insiders view the development as the latest indication that sports marketing …

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Dribble Handoff: College basketball’s top under-the-radar players who could be potential stars

A couple of good games in the NBA can catapult a previously anonymous player onto the national stage and make him a darling of the sport’s rabid social media following and the analytics crowd. But with 358 teams competing at the Division I level, one of the unique things about college basketball is how there …

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2022 NFL coaching carousel tracker: Judge, Flores, Nagy, Zimmer out; updates, latest news, rumors on firings

The NFL coaching carousel is upon us with the conclusion of the regular season, as plenty of teams will begin to make decisions on the future of their franchise. The Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars began the process of searching for their next coach during the season with the in-season firings of Jon Gruden …

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Stetson Bennett: Georgia QB’s resolve keys national title

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Stetson Bennett could only think of one thing. One goal. One message. I cannot be responsible for costing Georgia its first national championship in 41 years. What a miserable thing to think, right? There he was, Georgia’s walk-on quarterback-turned-starter, standing on the sideline with such an awful mantra running through his mind. …

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